The first release on the label: Les Disques Cosmic Groove !!!
The French band, featuring members from the Strawberry Smell & The Cryptones, has always been involved in the jerk and 60's beat scene. During the years 2004 & 2005, they performed on several places, opening gigs before James Taylor Quartet or Big Boss Man, and more recently before Mike Painter & The Family Shakers at the Sunslice Festival in Toulon. This first single is a killer one! Obviously influenced by Ananda Shankar, the title "Sitarmania" features a joyful upbeat rhythm and opens with a killer drum intro with moog. Then comes the exotic sound of the sitar responding to the strong sound of the Hammond, the groove of the wah-wah guitar & the funky bass lines. A terrific delight offering several breaks inside! The flip side "L'homme Grenouille" is a little softer. It opens with a nice electric piano and goes on with the juicy beat with spacey moog. In the middle, appears a breathless and jerky Hammond organ solo in a pure Alan Hawkshaw style.
marie julie arnal (hammond organ), philippe dias (guitar,sitar,fuzz), cyril jean (electric piano,moog), olivier vaillant (bass), thierry gonzales (drums), marie julie arnal (composition), philippe dias (compositions)